Make it to the 2023 UF/IFAS North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day on October 4th in Citra, Florida.

The UF/IFAS Turf Team is hosting the 2023 UF/IFAS North Central Florida Turfgrass Field Day at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in early October. Attendees will “hear about the latest turfgrass research coming out of the UF/IFAS Turfgrass Team” and have the opportunity to earn CEUs. See the details below and reserve your spot.

Details of the Turfgrass Field Day

When: Wednesday, October 4 · 7:30am – 2pm EDT

Field Day Schedule (Subject to minor changes):

7:45 – 8:40 AM Registration and Vendor Time

8:30 AM Opening Remarks

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Field Tours

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch and Vendor Time

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Bermudagrass Seminar

Where: UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit; 2556 West Hwy 318, Citra, FL 32113

What: “Each year we dedicate a day to invite our industry partners to the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL to share the latest recommendations based on evidence-based research and to give them a glimpse of the new and upcoming research that we are working on currently. Industry sponsors are welcome to reserve a table at the event to share information about their products and services. Event registration includes lunch and an extraordinary networking opportunity.”

Field Tour Topics:

  • William Crow- New and upcoming nematode management tools.
  • Fernanda Arevalo- Evaluation of Endophytic Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria to Reduce Fertilizer Needs in Warm-Season Turfgrasses.
  • Wade Davidson- Seeking a Treatment Rotation to Avoid Pesticide Resistance in Nematodes.
  • Marco Schiavon Evaluation of different aerification methods for bermudagrass greens.
  • Alejandra Sierra-Optimal management practices for CitraBlue St. Augustinegrass.
  • Phil Harmon-Fungicide Efficacy Field Trials for Florida Turfgrass.
  • Kevin Kenworthy-Breeding zoysiagrass for improved drought responses and reducing irrigation needs.
  • Pawel Petelewicz- Postemergence herbicides for the control of spotted spurge in bermudagrass turf.
  • Mikerly Joseph-Strategies for the postemergence control of goosegrass.
  • Katarzyna ‘Kate’ Gawron- Postemergence herbicides for the control of tropical signalgrass in bermudagrass turf.
  • Patrick McLoughlin- Fertilizer Management when using Reclaim Effluent water for Irrigation.
  • Bernie Mach- Managing insect pests on wildlife friendly ornamentals.
  • Vashti Tatman- Frogfruit as a turfgrass alternative for insect conservation.
  • Dr. Adam Dale- Management of key insect pests on golf course turf.
  • Dr. AJ Lindsey- Management practices for St. Augustinegrass.
  • John Reilly- Field metrics and plant health of putting greens.
  • Dr. Brian Schwartz- Introducing Tif3d bermudagrass for putting greens.

How to Register: Visit

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